3DS Import for
is a 3D Studio (.3ds)
file import add-in for Inventor®. This add-in gives Inventor the ability
to import polygon data from 3DS files.
3DS Import for
polygon mesh data stored in 3DS files and imports it into Inventor. A
polygon mesh in a 3DS file is comprised of a set of triangular faces.
3DS Import for Inventor
creates trimmed planar surfaces for each triangle and knits them
together to create a body. If the polygon mesh is closed (i.e. it does
not contain boundary edges) then 3DS Import for
will create a closed body feature, otherwise an open surface will be
Inventor is very easy to use. 3DS Import for Inventor adds new commands to Inventor. It also adds a ribbon bar
to the Inventor user interface called "Add-Ins" containing these new commands.
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3DS Import for Inventor is designed to work with the following versions of Inventor:
Download & Purchase
IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.
Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE
Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For
your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.
Since 3DS Import for Inventor is an add-in for
Inventor, it must be loaded
into the Inventor environment before it can be used. Please follow the
simple instructions in the 3DS Import for Inventor ReadMe
document which is copied
into the installation folder. After you have loaded
the add-in file into Inventor, simply click on the ribbon bar in Inventor called "Add-Ins" to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The 'Add-Ins' ribbon bar consists of the following commands:
3DS Import for Inventor comes with detailed documentation for each
command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest
possible time. There is also a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.
3DS file format is the native file format of 3D Studio. 3D
Studio has now been replaced by 3ds Max whose native file format
has a .max file extension. However, 3ds Max is still able to
read and write .3ds files. 3ds Max is one of the most
widely-used off the shelf 3D animation programs. It has strong
modeling capabilities, a flexible plug-in architecture and a
long heritage on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is mostly
used by video game developers, TV commercial studios and
architectural visualization studios. It is also used for movie
effects and movie pre-visualization.
If you want 3DS Import for Inventor to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the add-in to suit your specific needs.
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